Our hero in The Moonshadow’s Daughter is Jake Blackstock, a small town hottie doctor (emphasis on hottie). I wanted him to be an average guy (a little better looking than usual, but still) who’s a single dad and very good at his job. He’s not a surgeon, not particularly powerful or all-knowing. He’s just a family doctor. But I think for most of us, that’ll do it. Sigh. A doctor.
Just what is it about doctors that make our ovaries flutter in appreciation, anyway? For me, I think it’s the fact that they’re so capable. That’s definitely attractive. There’s also something about wanting to be taken care of. No matter how strong the woman, or how in control she is of her life, I think most of us romance-loving types swoon at the idea of being taken care of.
Doctors also see us at our most vulnerable- when we’re sick or injured. Putting your complete trust in someone when you’re in that condition is a big deal. It’s also kind of hot. Even if your doctor is pudgy and bald, there’s a reason we all shave our legs for him, am I right? I had an appointment with my doctor the other day and I put on my special occasion lip gloss. Stupid. Really. Especially since I’m happily married and my doctor (bless him) looks like Bill Nye The Science Guy. But he’s my doctor, so the lip gloss and shaved legs are a given. It’s just how we female types roll, I guess.
I don’t really understand the MD phenomenon. We can theorize why they affect us the way they do, and a lot of the time we probably come pretty close. But at the end of the day it’s likely something different for each and every one of us. But it’s my hope that Jake Blackstock (sex) appeals to everyone!
Happy reading 😉